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bigemrg

Enthusiastic gardener interested in growing all types of flowers for enjoyment and photographic purposes! www.iangrainger.co.uk

Tulipa

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bigemrg

Good afternoon all! Just had a wander in the garden and found this #yellow #tulip showing me a bit of leg! 😀 #smallisbeautiful #wildlife #spider

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columbiariver

How did you see that? Amazing pic Ian.

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bigemrg

@columbiariver - I'm just used to looking out for insects and arachnids Laura! If I see anything move I'm on it like a shot! 😀

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scaryskates

😆😆😆😆

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bigemrg

@scaryskates - 😀

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Keely

Haha 💛👌

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kathy

💛

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rachelbrooks

Wow! Great spot! 👏🏼

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brightcolours

Love!! #bestofapril

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bigemrg

@Keely - And it's the only Tulip I've got that isn't pink so far! 😀

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bigemrg

@kathy - Thanks Kathy! 😀

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Thanks Rachel! Had my Action Man Eagle Eyes on this afternoon! 😀

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bigemrg

Good evening all! I don't have many yellow tulips this year, but man, when I look at the ones I do have, it's like looking directly at the sun! 🌷☀😎 😀 #tulip #yellow

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jacq1075

Stunning centre! 😁

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bigemrg

@jacq1075 - Peeking inside the tulips is a favourite pastime of mine at this time of year! You never know what you might discover! 😀

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Keely

Dazzling 😎😎😎

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jacq1075

The details are amazing Ian 😊

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bigemrg

@Keely - Exactly what I thought Keely! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Whoa! 3D! It's certainly a bright one!

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Hehe! It is a bright one! 😀

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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I thought I'd bring you a mosaic of #tulip colour this bright and sunny morning! I've got over twenty varieties this year and the majority of them have all flowered at the same time! Have a good Good Friday everyone! 😀

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carolecuttingitfine

Wow 😳 beautiful!

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pelly

You have some beautiful ones Ian 😊😊😊

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Keely

Morning Ian that's some colour 👌😍 Raining here today but think garden will welcome the rain water 👍🌧🌧

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bigemrg

@carolecuttingitfine - Thank you Carole! 😀

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bigemrg

@pelly - Thanks Jane! 😀

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bigemrg

@Keely - Morning Keely! Oh sorry it's raining for you, but you're right, the garden will love it! 😀

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flof1952

Good morning Ian @bigemrg ......WOW how beautiful are they. Your garden must have looked so pretty :)

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bigemrg

@flof1952 - Good morning Pauline! Yes, it's looking very pretty at the moment! 😀

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hilliergardencentres

Wow! What an incredible collection, lucky you 💚

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bigemrg

@hilliergardencentres - Thank you! 😀

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susanhumphrey333

Morning. A gorgeous collection. Beats my two. I definitely want more next year 😊

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bigemrg

Good afternoon all! Possibly the prettiest #tulip in the garden at the moment! Wish I knew the variety though - any of you good people in GT land care to hazard a guess? 😀 #pink

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greenfinger14

Afternoon Ian 👋 it's very pretty 😍 I love it

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bigemrg

@greenfinger14 - Afternoon Melanie! Me too and I'd love some more! This came in a bag of mixed bulbs from Tesco a couple of years ago! None of the varieties were listed on the bag unfortunately! 😀

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greenfinger14

Totally gorgeous Ian 😊... i will hav to look out for a mixed bag of bulbs maybe I will be lucky too and get an extra pretty one ☝️

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bigemrg

@greenfinger14 - It was a fantastic bag actually with some really great varieties including ones I've since identified as Gold Dust and Black Prince! 😀

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greenfinger14

Soo jel ... I want som 😊

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titchyfra

That's gorgeous! Not a clue I'm afraid, I guess that's the problem with mixed bags- we don't know the varieties 🙄☺

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jadojado29

Fabulous Ian @bigemrg Unusual colouring but Gorgeous with it 😘 the tulip that is 😉😂

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ukjohnny

..great shot Ian

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Delightful...👌🏼👌🏼

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Keely

Gawjus Ian 💕💖💗 no idea on variety

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bigemrg

@titchyfra - Thanks Franca! I was only expecting bog standard yellow and red varieties and was delighted with what came up! 😀

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bigemrg

Found this pretty #pink #tulip trying to open up this afternoon! It was almost there, but then the rain came and spoiled her grand opening! 😀

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vec

Gorgeous colour 💖

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greenfinger14

Very pretty Ian 😍

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bigemrg

@vec - It is Julie, and if I remember correctly, when it opens up there is a lovely white centre! 😀

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bigemrg

@greenfinger14 - Thanks Melanie! 😀

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Keely

Very pretty 💖

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bigemrg

@Keely - Thanks Keely! 😀

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justin

That's gorgeous Ian

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bigemrg

@justin - Thanks Justin! Wish I knew the variety and I'd get some more! 😀

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bigemrg

@latebloomer - It certainly is Deborah! 😀

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titchyfra

She's beautiful with or without sun

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pelly

Lovely colour Ian 💟💟💟

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bigemrg

After a busy day I think it's time for an early night, especially with us losing an hours sleep tonight! I'll leave you with the first #tulip to flower in my garden this year! Sweet dreams everyone! 😴 #spring

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charlottejhurst

nighty night Ian 😴😴

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bigemrg

@charlottejhurst - Night Charlotte! 😴

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mich

Fab shot Ian mines are only beginning to show..goodnight 💚❤️😴

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bigemrg

@mich - Thanks Michelle! Mine too! Goodnight! 😀

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nessas

Looks like she's wearing lipstick 💄💋 beautiful

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sara2309

Beautiful 😍

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rachelbrooks

Beautiful 👌🏼♥️ Sleep tight!

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Keely

Morning Ian I didn't realise clocks went forward but up anyway thought well it is 4.30 but really its 3.30 oh well coffee in bed and GT catch up 😃

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bigemrg

@nessas - Hehe! I guess it does Vanessa! 😀

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bigemrg

@sara2309 - Thank you Sara! 😀

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - Thanks Rachel! Don't feel like I have slept at all! 😀

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bigemrg

Morning GTers! Looks like it's going to be another wet one here! Can't remember whether this is Black Prince or Queen of the Night, but it's one of the final tulips left to open! #tulip

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mikethegardener

Morning Ian. You OK?😊

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sara2309

Morning! Damp round the edges here too. Tulip is beautiful whatever it's name is.

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justin

Morning Ian 👋☕️

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bigemrg

@mikethegardener - Yep! Bit wet but otherwise fine! 😀

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bigemrg

@sara2309 @justin - Morning! Thanks! 😀

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benjitzers

Either way it's a beauty! 😉

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bigemrg

@benjitzers - Indeed it is Lisa! 😀

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lamaisonbleueoleron

👌 bonjour Ian, magnifique 🙌😎 💦💦 👍 much need rain here also

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debs69

Superb bloom 😍

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bigemrg

@lamaisonbleueoleron @debs69 - Thank you both! 😀

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vec

Gorgeous 💕 It's dry here now, but plants seem to have shot up with the rain ☺

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bigemrg

Evening everyone! I didn't know I had any dark tulips until I found this in an old pot, hiding away under a bush! It's now in pride of place on my patio, awaiting its grand opening! #tulip #surprise 😀

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sara2309

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Fabulous colour👌

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michyb333

Tulips have been incredible this year, and still growing strong. Love the dark coloured varieties like this one.

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Keely

🙌🙌🙌

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juliesgarden

Fandabbydozy 👍👍

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bigemrg

Morning GTers! Here's a pretty #pink #tulip to kick off the bank holiday! Have a great day everyone! 😀

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vespa

Lovely shot. Hope your day is fantastic (and drier than mine looks like it will be 🌧🌾).

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Thanks Ian 🙌🏼

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bigemrg

@vespa - Raining here too at the moment! ☔️

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ellenmarygardening

Happy bank hols 😊

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rusty

Morning Ian. Lovely shot. I sympathise Emma, it's raining here too 😕 but hoping that will change later. Have a good day 👍

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juliesgarden

Morning all , can't believe I was sat on the beach yesterday , drizzling today 😏😏, fab photo Ian 👍👍 . Have a great day all 🙋

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vespa

@bigemrg @rusty looks like we're all having typical bank holiday weather 🙄🌧😋

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mikethegardener

Morning Ian. Wet here😕too!

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godfreye

Good morning lovely tulip🤗

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brightcolours

#stunning #bestof2016

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debs69

Happy bank holiday 👍

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bigemrg

A fringed #tulip 'Gold Dust' I rescued from the frost the other morning! Happy enough to show itself in all its glory now it's indoors!

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Pebs74

Omg @bigemrg that is gorgeous. I must find that colour.

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MrsCheerfulGardener

@bigemrg lucky u that u can amitre this indoors #Stunning

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brightcolours

#fringed #frilly #yellow #orange

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sara2309

What a stunner!

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juliesgarden

Goooorgeous 😍😍

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sara2309

It looks like it fell straight out of the sixties

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debs69

Beautiful 😍

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godfreye

Its absolutely stunning 🤗

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richard.spicer.7906

😀👏🏼

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fuschia

Absolutely amazing sure is #stunning 👌👌

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bigemrg

Frost melting on a #pink #tulip earlier today! This was one of the lucky ones as I had a few casualties that are now looking bedraggled in a vase on the kitchen windowsill!

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christineb

A beautiful survivor 😍

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bigemrg

@christineb - I think so too! 😀

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rusty

My tulips mostly survived, but it's such a shame to lose things to Frost at this time of the year. Glad this one survived.

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bigemrg

@rusty - I agree, although I wasn't expecting frost to effect them to be honest! Was pleased they survived all of the storm winds earlier in the year so was disappointed to see so many drooping over this morning!

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sara2309

Great photo!

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bigemrg

Thanks @sara2309 😀

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debs69

Stunning pic 🌷

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bigemrg

Thanks @debs69 😀

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brightcolours

#raindrop

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bigemrg

Morning GTers! Beautiful but frosty this morning! This #red #tulip is one of the biggest I've ever seen at about 9 inches across!

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mikethegardener

Morning Ian...

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justin

Great colour 👍

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rusty

A real stunner 👌

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juliesgarden

Love it 😍😍

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flof1952

@bigemrg ........WOW. Absolutely beautiful :)

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brightcolours

Gawjus!!! #stunner #lush #rich

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janric

That's huge!!! Lovely❤️

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junebensted

Glorious

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harebell

It's got to be the best red tulip I've ever seen 😍

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fuschia

Wow that's amazing ❤❤

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lovemygarden65

Absolutely stunning 🌹

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bigemrg

Good evening good folk of GT! Here's a pretty #pink #tulip currently braving the very odd spring weather we've been experiencing!

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fuschia

Fabulous colour 👍

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janric

Evening lovely pink @bigemrg

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Squares

oh thats a lovely shot :)

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debs69

Beautiful 😍

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godfreye

Great picture the weather is shocking ☔️

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brightcolours

#stunning #bestof2016 💖

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bigemrg

Rain has finally stopped play - along with the wind and cold! So, here's a very frilly #tulip that I can't wait to open up! Looks very intricate - maybe a bit too fancy for its own good! 😀

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cjh123

Stunning 👍

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janric

That's lovely

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juliesgarden

Superb shot 😍

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tina

I do like these frilly tulips 💕

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lovemygarden65

@bigemrg wow that's stunning 👍🌸

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loumc

Wow!!

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godfreye

It looks really lovely great picture 🤗

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mojo

Bright and beautiful 💛✨

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debs69

Love the colour too 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

That's a frilly one 😀

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brightcolours

#stunning #bestof2016 #brightcolours #yellow #orange

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bigemrg

Morning GTers! I love the way the sunshine makes this goblet like #tulip glow!

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Keely

This is lovely 🌷

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michyb333

Lovely pic. Tulips are stunning this year.

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juliesgarden

Beautiful

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godfreye

Good morning stunning flower 🤗

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kathy

Really lovely

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sara2309

Great photo. Morning.

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benjitzers

That's a beauty 😊

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brightcolours

#stunning

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bigemrg

@Keely @michyb333 @juliesgarden @godfreye @latebloomer @kathy @sara2309 @benjitzers @richard.spicer.7906 @brightcolours - Thanks all for the wonderful feedback! 😀

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bigemrg

One of the prettiest tulips to have popped up so far! #pink #tulip

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jamesshobbs

That's lovely

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godfreye

Really pretty delicate colour🤗

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richard.spicer.7906

Beautiful! 😍

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mikethegardener

Another great picture Ian. Great blog too!

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bigemrg

@jamesshobbs @godfreye @richard.spicer.7906 @brightcolours @mikethegardener - Thanks all! Glad you enjoyed the blog Mike! 😀

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sara2309

Looks like a rose!

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benjitzers

I totally agree with @sara2309 - 🌹

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OICANALP

Tulip Azelia or Ada . Both first introduced in early 1900 s

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bigemrg

@sara2309 @benjitzers - Yes, must be having an identity crisis! 😀

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bigemrg

@OICANALP - Thanks for the ID! It came from the supermarket in a bag of mixed bulbs! Great result! 😀

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bigemrg

Morning GTers! This lovely #red #tulip opened up for the first time yesterday! I love taking a peek inside them, it's like looking into another world! 😄

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flof1952

@bigemrg.........Morning. Great shot....love the colour :)

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juliesgarden

Blooming lovely 👍

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fuschia

Nature is amazing 👍

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harebell

Good morning @bigemrg looks like being another lovely sunny day ☀️👍..beautiful tulip 👌🏻

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kathy

Beautiful

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brightcolours

#tulip #macro

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godfreye

Beautiful picture lovely colour 🤗

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janric

Lovely red tulip😍

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richard.spicer.7906

I like that other world! 😍

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bigemrg

Taking a peek inside a #pink tulip...

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drnicko

Great pic and angle!! 😀😀

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bigemrg

Thanks @drnicko - it's always interesting to peek inside these goblet like flowers! 😄

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bigemrg

Another gorgeous day here and another tulip has burst into bloom! Fortunate for today's #pink challenge! 🌷😄

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brightcolours

Ooh! Gorgeous pic. 💖 #tulip

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bigemrg

Thanks @brightcolours - the good weather is doing a great job of coaxing them out of hiding! 😄

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justin

Fab pic

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bigemrg

Thanks @justin 😄

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debs69

Gorgeous 💕

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bigemrg

My first #tulip of the year looking resplendent in yesterday's glorious sunshine...

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justin

That looks great 👍 #white

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debs69

Perfection 👍

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Great snap 📷 👍👌

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christineb

Super shot 👏🏻

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brightcolours

Ooh! ⭐️ #tulip

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kathy

Beauty

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Anoldclone

@bigmrg lucky you, we planted >100 bulbs last year and all we have now is a very fat squirrel! 😡

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bigemrg

@Anoldclone - oh no! Mine have taken so long to appear I was thinking they'd gone the same way!

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bigemrg

One of only a couple of #tulip to have opened so far this spring...

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kathy

Like the delicate colour

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gardenhoe

Lovely @bigemrg do you know what variety it is? 😕

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bigemrg

@gardenhoe - unfortunately not. It came in a bag of mixed bulbs I got from the garden centre last year.

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brightcolours

#tulip #pink

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richard.spicer.7906

What a beauty!

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bigemrg

Not sure of this variety but it was the first to appear in spring 2016!

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richard.spicer.7906

Great photo! 😀

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bigemrg

Thank you @richard.spicer.7906 😄

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